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  •  Lopez Island, Pacific Northwest (13+ / 0-)

    Waterfront
    Total = 45

    1/1-1/6
    1. Raven (heard)
    2. Anna's hummingbird
    3. Red breasted nuthatch
    4. Chestnut backed chickadee
    5. Spotted towhee
    6. American crow
    7. Dark eyed junco
    8. House finch
    9. Song sparrow
    10. Redwing blackbird
    1/7
    11. Canada goose
    12.  Ring neck pheasant
    1/10
    13.  House sparrow
    14.  Golden crowned sparrow
    15.  Fox sparrow
    16.  Red breasted merganser
    17.  Buffleheads
    1/11
    18.  Hooded merganser
    19.  Glaucus winged gull
    1/15
    20.  Starling
    1/16
    21.  Horned grebe
    1/17
    22. Robin
    1/18
    23. Common goldeneye  
    2/1
    24. Pine Siskin
    2/4
    25.  Bald eagle  
    2/5
    26. Double crested cormorant
    2/7
    27. Barn owl
    2/11
    28. Common merganser
     2/14
    29. American goldfinch
    2/15
    30. Redtail hawk
    2/16
    31.  Pacific wren
    2/21
    32. Bluebills  
    2/26
    33. Downy woodpecker
    2/28
    34.  Common loon pair
    3/8
    35. Red crossbills
    3/14
    36. Rufous hummingbird
    3/20
    37. Yellow rumped warbler
    3/28
    38. Turkey vulture
    4/1
    39. White crowned sparrow
    4/11
    40. Orange crowned warbler
    4/12
    41. Purple finch
    4/13
    42. Cooper's hawk in eucalyptus
    4/25
    43. Kingfisher
    4/27
    44. Mourning dove
    4/30
    45. Great horned owl

    Water birds getting sparse as the winter ducks depart.

    Summer birds haven't really shown up yet except for the ones who leave a few behind, or a different set on their own migration pattern, like the Robins and the Goldfinches.

    Working on song ID. There are at least two out there I haven't listed here yet, who are singing. I think I might try recording them, so I don't get fouled up trying to remember (was it cheep CHEEP or ...). Little guys in the trees which have leafed out now.

    Really cool to see the Coopers stop by, once so far.

    The yellow Downy has been by again, working the bark of the old plum tree.

    Been hearing the Great Horned Owl is around now, may explain why I haven't been hearing or seeing the Barred I usually do.

    I woke up too early this morning (insomnia) and it's so warm just now I stood out on the deck listening to the sun rise. The sun was chasing a thin waning crescent moon. The birds are much more vocal with first light than they are once the sun is full up. Talk about a dawn chorus!

    Saw 2 bats fly by at sunrise too. Oh wait that's a different list ;-)

    •  Tell me about the morning chorus! (7+ / 0-)

      I woke to Robins at 4:15 and couldn't get back to sleep. Lay for two hours listening to each voice joining the chorus before getting up. By then there was only a single robin calling. The first airplane chimed in at 5am. The trains started soon after.

      Pacific-slope Flycatchers arrived in the Forest last week. I've not seen one yet, but their song is so distinctive. Three phrases, each rising higher than the last:   "peweet?    seeet?    tik?"  The last  "tik" is almost too high to hear.

      Looking forward to the bats.

      45 for you on the tally sheet. Let the spring migrants appear!

      I came for the politics and stayed for the science.

      by bwren on Sun May 05, 2013 at 05:59:00 PM PDT

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